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Manipulate your voice with Mimic Monster and Intel Edison

It’s time to introduce you to another great tutorial made for  Intel Edison.  Mimic Monster is a project allowing you to record soundbites and playing them back manipulated.
In this step-by-step project, everyone who is interested in audio features and mods , can find useful information on how to manipulate audio files and create amazing effects from your voice.

Grawr! It’s a mimic monster! What did you say? Grawr! It’s the mimic monster!

Having landed on Earth, this little alien needs you to teach it how to speak. Speak into its audio antenna and it will repeat your words back. Press a button and change its pitch. In this tutorial, you will learn in more detail, how to work with a USB sound card, a microphone, and a speaker.


Before you begin, make sure you’ve followed through Intel® Edison Getting Started guide, and our previous tutorial, the Intel® Edison mini-breakout Getting Started Guide.

 Check the other tutorials of the series.

Voice controlled TV

As seen in the picture there is an Arduino Uno with a protoshield on top with an IR receiver and IR LED. I undertook this project to learn how we used infra red light to control everyday devices and why it was used so often. I found that the process behind it is actually quite simple and I now have a better understanding of what is happening in the invisible infra red world. The basis of the code was taken from adafruit as this is where I mainly learnt how it all worked.

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Manipulating Vocals Using Arduino


Amanda Ghassaei made a vocal effects box that digitizes the human voice using the granular synthesis function on Arduino. Audio comes in at 40khz, is digitized, then outputted in 8 bit sound.

Melodies sung are distinct in both tone and timbre, as evidenced by the Somewhere Over the Grainbow sample track. But the granular synthesis introduces it’s own distinct tonal characteristics to change the sound as it’s being digitized. The result could easily be blended into your favorite electronic tracks.

Amanda posted an Instructable on the project, including steps on how to create the handsome triangular enclosure she made.

[via The Arduino Blog]


Filed under: Arduino, Music

Incredible Robot Locates Electronic Components on Demand

This device is surely the answer to every DIYer’s prayers. As a do-it-yourselfer, you probably have piles of miscellaneous components and parts left over from various projects. Keeping them organized can be nearly impossible – Until now.  StorageBot is a voice-activated system which finds components on demand and delivers them to you:

The StorageBot uses an X and Y storage matrix to easily find parts.  When you request a part, the corresponding drawer is pushed open.  Stepper motors and gears provide the mechanics while Arduino and Visual Basic power its brain.  Check out the complete project instructions to build your own.

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